12 Toiletry Bags That Fit Every Beauty Essential

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Toiletry bag, cosmetics case, Dopp kit—call it what you will, we’re willing to bet you own at least one. We’re also willing to bet that it’s probably seen better days and that you may very well be due for a replacement. And if you’ve never given much thought to the pouch in which you stash all your beauty goods, well, you should. There’s no shortage of amazing new offerings on the market, with all kinds of organizational compartments and sections, not to mention that they are just as fashionable as they are functional.

So whether you’re looking for one for your purse, your carry-on, or just to keep in your bathroom, here are the best toiletry bags worth checking out.

Best Overall: Béis The Cosmetic Case

Béis The Cosmetic Case

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

This checks all of the toiletry bag necessity boxes (lightweight, easy to clean) with some added organizational bells and whistles, too. Think a double-sided brush holder that pops out and a mirror to make on-the-go touch-ups easier than ever. Plus, it’s big enough to hold all your makeup essentials without being overly bulky.

Best Budget: MKPCW Portable Cosmetics Bag

Ideal for those who like to separate their beauty bounty by category, this affordable makeup bag has no shortage of compartments. Best of all, you can size them to your liking, thanks to the adjustable padded dividers. There's even a separate zippered area to hold items you'd like to store a bit more securely. The four different prints are adorable too; choose from two different floral patterns, as well as pretty designs of lemons or flamingos.

Best for Travel: Oliver Thomas Not a Trainwreck Cosmetic Case

Not a Trainwreck Cosmetic Case

 Courtesy of The Oliver Thomas

Whether you’re going away for a weekend or a week, bring along all your beauty essentials in this train case. With a soft, quilted exterior (think puffer coat vibes), it can easily be squished down in a suitcase but will still keep your products safe and intact. Zipper and mesh pockets keep things organized, while seven brush holder pockets house all your makeup brushes so they won’t get crushed, a common toiletry bag conundrum. It also comes in nine cool colors and prints.

Best Hanging: Ausqi Deluxe Hanging Toiletry Bag

When countertop real estate is precious, a hanging toiletry bag, like this one, comes up huge. With, count 'em, 22 different compartments with plenty of convenient dividers and loops (Amazon reviewers rave about all the options), this can house everything from your smallest bobby pin to a full-size shampoo bottle. The durable, waterproof, washable fabric dries quickly—an important feature for something that lives in the bathroom—and can also easily stand up if you don’t in fact want to hang it.

Best Oversize: Sephora Collection The PROfessional Travel Makeup Case

Sephora Collection The PROfessional Travel Makeup Case

 Courtesy of Sephora Collection

Beauty aficionados will appreciate the roominess of this big boy, which has all kinds of nooks and crannies to keep all the things organized. We’re talking three individual zippered compartments, three clear removable pouches (in three different sizes), a large removable single pocket, and a zippered pocket on the outside for easy access.

Best Multi-Functional: Truffle Clarity Clutch Small

Truffle Clarity Clutch Small

 Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Small enough to not get snatched up by the TSA but large enough to fit the essentials, we love these simple, clear, hold-everything pouches not only for beauty products, but for pretty much anything and, well, everything. Jewelry, chargers, cords, meds—we suggest picking up a few to have on hand.

Best for Minimalists: West Elm Toiletry Bag

west elm toiletry bag

Courtesy of West Elm

Sometimes you want lots of compartments and pockets and zippers and space…and sometimes, you don’t. For those times, this minimalist option is ideal. Available in gray (polyester) and black (nylon), it's perfect for tossing in the essentials with its clean, chic, and streamlined look.

Best Hardshell: Calpak Vanity Case Midnight Marble

Calpak Vanity Case Midnight Marble

 Courtesy of Calpak

Think of this as a little baby suitcase, just for all your products. The lightweight and durable hardshell is extra durable—and comes in several colors and patterns—and the inside has three separate zip mesh compartments to keep things organized. Sure, maybe it’s a little extra to have a separate suitcase just for your beauty stash, but we’re into it.

Best Luxury: Gucci GG Supreme Toiletry Case

Gucci GG Supreme Toiletry Case

 Courtesy of Farfetch

Let’s be real—you’ll probably use a designer toiletry bag more often than you would a designer handbag. Big and roomie with the Gucci print, this is a classic that will withstand the test of time and will certainly pay for itself when it comes to cost per use.

Best Design: Printfresh Geode Dip Dye Velvet Oversized Pouch

Printfresh Geode Dip Dye Velvet Oversized Pouch

 Courtesy of Printfresh

Made of crushed velvet in gorgeous indigo and blush tones with gold detailing and a tassel too, this do-it-all pouch could easily be mistaken for a chic clutch. And it’s definitely pretty enough to use as one, though we love it as a product carry-all. 

Best Clear: The Daily Edited Pale Pink Clear Travel Case

The Daily Edited Pale Pink Clear Travel Case

 Courtesy of The Daily Edited

Not sure if you packed that beloved tube of mascara? Forgot where you left your bronzer? Enter the beauty of a clear case, where you can quickly and easily assess your stash. This one just happens to have the bonus of sophisticated leather edging, which you can monogram, too.

Best for Purse: Dagne Dover Lola Pouch

Dagne Dover Lola Pouch

 Courtesy of Dagne Dover

Pull this out of your purse and we guarantee someone will ask where you got it. The pebbled leather exterior is oh-so-chic, and we love that the interior has two slip pockets with magnetic closures, a rare feature for a bag of this size. The zipper tabs on the sides can also be unsnapped to adjust the shape, a nice added feature.

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